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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Formative Assessment

Find and share ideas for checking in with students during a project, class, or semester to assess their learning and see if content or instruction needs adjusting.

Formative Assessment Is Transformational!

More than just numbers in a grade book, formative assessment practices can change how you teach, how your students learn, and how your classroom functions.

5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools

With tools like Socrative, Kahoot, Zaption, Chatzy, and Plickers, teachers can use tech for immediate feedback about how students are learning and understanding the lesson.

Make It Count: Providing Feedback as Formative Assessment

Giving feedback that is non-evaluative, specific, timely, and goal-related will provide students with opportunities to revise and improve their work and deepen their understanding.

5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

Teacher feedback must be informative and encouraging for students to fully understand whether they're learning and what they can do to improve the learning process.

Hit the Mark with Digital Media Exit Cards

Learn about the importance of formative assessment and explore engaging ways of using mobile devices to enhance the tried-and-true exit slip.

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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

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Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.

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The writing workshop is a valuable framework in which differentiated instruction, formative assessment, and composition theory can develop students' critical literacy. (Guest blogger: Jennifer Sharpe)

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An Introduction to Comprehensive Assessment

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Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller, reinforcing his long-held belief that creativity can be taught and assessed, offers a PBL strategy for how to do just that.

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Tech-Fueled Differentiated Instruction Engages Elementary School Students

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